The Great Melt-Off of 2013 in the Forecast?

So long how does it take to melt two feet of snow? The Wakefield area might get a pretty good idea after this week.

New Englanders got their first major snowstorm in a couple of years this weekend, but it remains to be seen how long the stuff will actually stick around in the Wakefield area. As noted earlier in the weekend, the Blizzard of 2013 dumped a reported 27.5 inches of snow on Wakefield - and, for comparison, 25.5 inches on Peabody.

The National Weather Service forecasts up to half an inch of rain falling on Monday, primarily before 5 p.m. After that, some additional rain is possible during the evening, as well as scattered fog.

Monday's weather is expected to start by mid-morning with a possible wintry mix giving way to rain as the temperature potentially rises into the mid 40s. The nighttime temperature is expected to hover around the freezing point.

Looking ahead to later in the week, skies will clear up but the Blizzard of 2013 may melt off rapidly in the coming days. Highs through the week are expected to be 40 and above, with more rain possible on Friday.


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